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Forty km north of Abidjan, Azaguié is a seemingly quiet town. But here, like everywhere else in Côte d'Ivoire, no one has forgotten the civil war that tore the country apart in 2011, causing more than 3,000 deaths and thousands of displaced people. After the conflict, which tore apart communities in Côte d'Ivoire that had previously lived in harmony, community development became a key issue in the country's reconstruction.

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The African Development Bank has appointed Mrs. Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, née Ndongo-Seh, as Acting Vice-President of its Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, with effect from 1st August 2022.

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The youth will drive Africa’s digital economy; hence the need to invest in their skills development to accelerate innovations and growth on the continent, African Development Bank Director General for East Africa Nnenna Nwabufo said. Speaking at the 9th World Financial Innovation Series in Nairobi, Kenya, on 19 July, she noted that the youth are ambitious, enterprising, and eager for change. “Africa’s young people are the most avid adopters of ICTs and digital solutions.”

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A road can change everything: the landscape it crosses, of course, but also the economic life of an entire region and the daily lives of the surrounding populations. For Hamuza Nakwala, a small trader in northern Mozambique, it was a road in the Nacala corridor that changed his life. You can recognize Hamuza from afar, by his skullcap and his beard, and by his old black bicycle.

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Following its launch in Benin in 2013, the Ouémé Valley Rural Infrastructure Support Project successfully improved the incomes of local populations. Rice farmers in the region now earn $361.47 a year, surpassing the target of $221.99. The project, expected to close in December 2022, received $74.83 million in co-funding from the African Development Bank Group's concessional arm, the African Development Fund. Additional financing came from the Global Environment Facility.

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The “kapatchan”, one of the traditional celebratory dances in the Senufo region, attracts women, youngsters, and elderly people, to the foot of the mango trees in the largest orchard in Sinématiali, in northern Côte d’Ivoire. On Wednesday 27 July, the sound of the balafon and the djembe accompanied the swaying hips of dancers from the neighbouring regions of Poro (which include Sinématiali), Bagoué, Tchologo and Hambol.,

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The African Development Bank and the government of Côte d'Ivoire initiated a preliminary dialogue in Abidjan on July 18-22, 2022, to lay the foundations for the Bank's strategy in Côte d'Ivoire over the next five years., Bank experts, Ivorian government representatives and other stakeholders came together for a workshop to discuss achievements of the Bank portfolio in 2022 and the plan for 2023-2027.

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Parts of Africa are heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world, requiring urgent action to tackle a challenge that has mounted over the last decade, participants at an Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program webinar heard. 

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The African Development Fund, the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, has approved a $20.2 million grant to raise food production in Malawi.

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African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, was honored with the distinguished Ronald Harmon Brown Award of International Distinction, by the National Bar Association, in the United States. The award is named in honor of Ron Brown, the first African American to Chair a major U.S. political party, and the first African American to be appointed Commerce Secretary.,

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